Friday, January 30, 2015

Heavy Heart these past few days



Monday morning, Maggie had her baby... and about 6 hours later, this doll baby passed away.. If you can see the red spot on the babies side... it was broken ribs and bleeding, and you could hear air coming out when he took a breath...

I don't know what happened... but, I felt so bad for Maggie when he passed away...  she didn't scream and run around crazy like I have seen mares do...

I got to her about 30 minutes after she had the baby... her placenta was still hanging.. and the baby was on his feet..
Spartan was keeping everyone away from her. he was running everyone off...  I walked up to maggie and she looked at me and then the baby.. and I told her how great of a job she did and I was loving on her.. then the baby... and that's when I found out something was really wrong.. there must have been 5 broke ribs in that poor babies side...
I called a few vets.. and all of them said the outcome was not going to be well...
My father stayed with Maggie and the baby all day until the baby passed away... and I came home at lunch, and then straight into the pasture after work... after he had passed away... and Maggie was standing there looking at him.. and I walked up to Maggie and I put my arm around her.. and just started talking to her explaining that she did an awesome job making that baby.. and that this just wasn't meant to be... she was leaning her head into me and rubbing on me..  and I heard the backhoe coming through the pasture.. Clint dug the hole for the baby... and I held onto maggie while they buried her baby... I cried a bit... but, deep down inside I'm just thankful Maggie is ok... I told her yesterday I wanted her over any baby she could ever give me..
Clint had said something to me Tuesday night that made me think.. he said she looked at me like she felt I let her down.. so yesterday, when I went to see her and bring her, her daily carrots and her shot so she don't get mastitis.. I was explaining to her that these things happen and I'm not disappointed in anyway... I just want her to be happy again.. and I'll bring her up to Cocaine right after the National Championships.. and she could work on this again..
You could see the love she was showing that baby... but she also didn't let him nurse, which meant she knew he wasn't long for this world...
It's amazing the things horses know... her eyes look brighter...  I also told her I would plant a beautiful flowering tree there for the baby...  

Other than that... nothing else has happened.. which is a blessing.. we have 20 something more babies to be born... Maggie's was the only one I was waiting for.. but it will be nice to have babies on the ground when spring gets here...
I've definitely been melancholy the past few days..

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